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‘The Deluge’ (1920) by Winifred Knight, Tate

A new exhibition about British, German and French art in the aftermath of the First World War opens tomorrow (5 June) at Tate Britain. The physical and psychological scars left on Europe by the conflict had an immediate effect, and a lasting legacy, on artists.

For me, this post-war painting draws together ideas about an age of catastrophic destruction, with the context of a modernist vision of the future. Perhaps it's a reminder that in the moment of losing everything we can be inspired to begin anew.

Aftermath: art in the wake of World War One runs until 5 August 2018.